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Table 2 Respondents’ perception of staff skills for conducting health systems researchin their respective schools

From: Institutional capacity for health systems research in East and Central African Schools of Public Health: strengthening human and financial resources

Opinion Average score in the respective school of public health
CPHMS MakSPH KSPH MUSPHSS SPHUoN MUSOPH NURSPH
I feel confident that there are individuals in this college who can provide high level leadership for HSR. 4.04 4.67 4.2 4.25 2.33 4.38 3.0
There are an adequate number of researchers in this college who are interested in HSR. 4.19 4.00 3.9 3.69 2 3.89 3.0
This college has adequate number of individuals with strong quantitative research skills who are interested in applying them to HSR. 3.81 4.2 3.8 3.8 2 3.8 4.5
This college has adequate number of individuals with strong qualitative research skills who are interested in applying them to HSR. 3.31 3.9 3.2 3.6 2 3.4 2.5
Staff in this college have adequate knowledge to teach HSR. 3.54 4.07 4.0 3.69 4 3.63 3.0
This college is able to produce high quality proposals that lead to funded grants for HSR. 3.58 4.67 4.2 4.19 2.33 4.0 2.5
Researchers at this college have the skills to write publishable papers based upon HSR that they conduct. 3.81 4.13 4.1 4.13 4 3.88 1.0
This college has a strong communications staff and capacity to effectively communicate HSR findings to manydifferent audiences. 3.19 3.40 3.9 3.13 1.67 2.62 2.0